Millennium Magazine_7th Ed

289 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine SOCIAL SERVICES AND NONPROFIT Moving to Louisiana soon thereafter, Dr. Slaybaugh began serving as a counselor at Leesville State School in 1964 – a facility that was just to open to serve mentally disabled boys between the ages of 10 and 15. She remained employed there to 1978. While fulfilling her role, she attended Louisiana State University, receiving her MSW in 1967 and becoming a licensed clinical social worker in 1973. She is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners. In 1978, Dr. Slaybaugh moved to Baton Rouge, having been offered a position as head planner within the Office of Aging Services. She was later re-assigned and moved to the Office of Management and Budget within the Department of Social Services, where she reviewed budgets submitted from agencies throughout the state to ensure that they were properly prepared before they were submitted to the legislature for a hearing. In light of her diligent work ethic, she escalated to the position of director of budget and then to director of audit services. Dr. Slaybaugh completed courses which allowed her to qualify as a certified public accountant, certified information systems auditor and an EDP auditor. In 1990, she obtained her PhD from Union Institute & University. Following this, she adopted two infants, Robert and Ruth, of whom she is proud. Dr. Slaybaugh has been recognized for her exceptional efforts on numerous occasions. She still maintains her license as a clinical social worker and has been affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Certified Information Systems Auditors Association. Outside of her career, she has traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East, including the countries of Israel, Egypt, Venezuela, Russia, the British Isles and the Caribbean Islands. D r. Janet Louise Slaybaugh was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and lived there through the 11th grade. Following that, her parents decided to relocate to the south, settling in Alabama. Desiring to delve into social work after contemplating a career in the medical field, she went on to earn a BS from the University of Alabama in 1963. JANET LOUISE SLAYBAUGH, PHD SOCIAL WORKER (RETIRED) Baton Rouge, LA